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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Amblyoponinae
Genus: Neoamblyopone
Wheeler, W.M., 1927
Type species
Amblyopone clarki

Amblyopone clarki side view

Amblyopone clarki top view

Specimen labels

This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Amblyopone.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • NEOAMBLYOPONE [junior synonym of Amblyopone]
    • Neoamblyopone Wheeler, W.M. 1927c: 1 [as subgenus of Amblyopone]. Type-species: Amblyopone (Neoamblyopone) clarki, by monotypy.
    • Neoamblyopone junior synonym of Amblyopone: Brown, 1949c: 87.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 154, Neoamblyopone as junior synonym of Amblyopone)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1949e. A new American Amblyopone, with notes on the genus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Psyche (Camb.) 56: 81-88 (page 87, Neoamblyopone as junior synonym of Amblyopone)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1960a. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. III. Tribe Amblyoponini (Hymenoptera). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 122: 143-230 (page 155, Neoamblyopone as junior synonym of Amblyopone)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1927c. Ants of the genus Amblyopone Erichson. Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci. 62: 1-29 (page 1, Neoamblyopone as subgenus of Amblyopone)